New Object Research - The Aitor Throup Thread - Page 7
EDIT - Decided to add something a little bit more substantive to my post.
Apparently the rings above the pockets on the "paratrooper" jacket are there so that one can attach the shiva skull bag to it (I am also pretty sure it is possible to use them in conjunction with the bigger skull backpack as well). So, DXB's idea of having three shiva bags on the go is definitely something Aitor considered in the design of this, hehe. Guess that makes the jacket a Shiva jacket by association?
A lot of the clothing is pretty modular and can be attached and detached to one another in different ways.
The jacket is made from a nylon power mesh and so should be breathable and light enough to wear during warmer months (he wore it during the launch in L.A earlier in the year -
Seeing the clothes like this really makes his clothing even more impressive. The shape and arrangement of the pockets on the jacket with that awesome hood pocket (I wonder if that is a functional hood tucked away there) looks like nothing else out there. The fishtail coat looks great and the whole thing has a very nice shape (albeit on a static model).
Of course, the real test will be in the wearing an hopefully all his studies of anatomy and such will mean the clothing should feel like a second skin. Looking forward to impressions from people soon.
Edited by Ivwri - 7/22/13 at 11:41am
I'd like to see something like that. I think at these prices a good chunk of their buyers are going to be the patrons who actually go to his shows and get to see his stuff in person.
actually that sounds kinda dogmatic I suppose. Even rich people have a tumblr.
For the ultimate poor man's version of the paratrooper jacket, check out the 60s / 70s Swiss alpenflage parka.
Hideous camo pattern, 100 pockets of varying sizes, decidedly non "high-tech" fabric (cotton twill), clip-on detatchable backpack, rollaway mesh sniper veil (also in alpenflage!), helmet clip, double storm cuffs, Riri zips!
Aitor version is probably nicer, though it appears to lack a bayonet pocket. And is approx 3750 Euro more expenssssive.
Sick. Sick. Sick.
I really like the changes to the shiva bag, I would definitely have been interested in picking it up in a different fabric, shame the price has basically more than doubled. Over on SZ, someone said that AT apparently lost money on the SS13 version and had to increase the prices for it to make sense for them. Pretty crazy.
The rest of Rails' buy is here - http://www.railso.com/taxonomy/term/502/0?tid%5B%5D=848&sort-order=name
There are also some preview photos up on H.Lorenzo as well showing their buy but the pictures are pretty poor.